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20th June 2016

Waste Management Award Pay Rates  HERE (from 1 July 2016)

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9th June 2016

Presentations from the VWMA Seminar are available HERE

2nd June 2016

National Waste Case Decision

The Fair Work Commission (Minimum Wage Panel) has conducted a review of minimum wages in the modern award system and has determined to increase the minimum wage by 2.4%. You can read the decision HERE.

As per the VTA Industrial Circular, Fair Work will now issue determinations for each Award. We will keep you informed when this occurs. The new rate will apply to the first pay from 1 July.

24 May 2016

The Victorian Premier has announced a Ministerial reshuffle. The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP has been named the new Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.  The new Andrews Ministry is available HERE

24th February 2016

Breakfast@Hallam Truck Centre Thanks to all who attended. Rob Millards presentation  HERE.

17th February 2016

Pay Rates - Easter, Anzac Day, & Queens Birthday (IC 2/2016) HERE

12th February 2016

The VWMA AGM  was held on Thursday 11th of February commencing 2pm. Draft Minutes HERE


20 December 2015

VTA Industrial Circular 9/2015 detailing Pay rates over the Christmas New Year holiday period is available HERE

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10 December

Thanks to all who attended the VWMA 2015 Xmas lunch.  Photos are HERE.

The VWMA has submitted comments to the Department of the Environment, Land, Water and Planning on the Scheduled Premises Regulations Review. You can read the comments HERE.

11 November 2015

The VWMA's submission to the Dept of Environment, Water, Land Water and Planning on the E-Waste Discussion paper is HERE

21 October

The VWMA Submission into the EPA Inquiry is HERE

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21 October 2015

The Matt Nind Charity Golf Day is done and dusted for another year. Thanks to our sponsors, Wastech Engineering, Cleanway, Hallam Truck Centre and Mercedes Trucks. Shots of the shots on the web soon.

ps Congratualtions to our winners KS Environmental.

1 July 2015

The Waste Management Award 2010 Pay Rates commencing 1 July are now available HERE (log in required) 



Latest E-News

Issue 192

  • Issue 192 provides a report on the June seminar and recent EPA vehicle inspections on PIW vehicles. You can read Issue 192 HERE

Issue 191

  • Issue 191  provides a summary of the recommendations that the Independent Inquiry into the EPA have just released. You  can read Issue 191 HERE

 Waste Snippets

  • An occasional series of waste industry related stories.   You can read WasteSnippets HERE.

Click HERE to view the E-News Archive.


The Victorian Waste Management Association provides members with:

  • A regular newsletter outlining current issues, activities and events the Association is involved in,
  • General industrial relations advice and information on the Waste Management Award 2010 and related issues.
  • Specialist industrial relations representation and enterprise agreement negotiations (member rates)
  • Access to the resources of the Victorian Transport Association, including fuel levy information.
  • Advocacy with government on legislativeand compliance issues in OHS & environmental regulation.
  • Networking events with guest speakers, seminars and a biannual conference.
  • Industry based training courses (member rates).

For more information on Membership of the VWMA please click HERE or contact the VWMA HERE.


Golf Day Monday 20th October 2014

Spring Valley Golf Club

Download the Registration form HERE

View the Full VWMA 2014 Events Calendar

Previous Breakfast Presentations

March 14: Jenny Pickles HERE

June 13:  Dr Adam Read from the UK, a key waste consultant.   HERE

Nov12:  John Merrit EPA's CEO   HERE


The Victorian Waste Management Association offers a range of industry specific training courses. The courses are delivered in various locations across Victoria - Regional operators haven't been forgotten!

Some of the courses on offer include:

Click HERE to find out more training, course dates and locations and/or to download a registration form.

About Us

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) is the key division of the Victorian Transport Association representing the waste and recycling sectors.  We are a member based, not for profit association that aims to be the leading association for recycling and waste management in Victoria.

The VWMA works to promote best practice and the highest industry standards through providing Member services and advice on industrial relations,occupational health and safety issues and environmental regulations.

The VWMA represents its members and advocates and lobbies on their behalf on issues and policies affecting them by developing professional relationships with the relevant Government agencies, the wider waste industry and the public

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